(Closed) Going Away/End of Reception Outfit?

posted 6 years ago in Reception
  • poll: What are you planning to wear when you leave your reception?
    My wedding dress : (30 votes)
    71 %
    My reception dress (I'm changing after the ceremony) : (6 votes)
    14 %
    A going away outfit - specifically changing right before I leave the reception : (6 votes)
    14 %
    Not sure : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
    Member
    2874 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    im changing into a reception dress after dinner, i wouldnt see the point of an outfit just to leave though!

    Post # 4
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    955 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I wore my wedding dress the whole damn day.  I spent a lot of money on it, and knew it was only going to see one day’s worth of use.

     
    I had my wedding dress on from 11am-midnight.  
     

    Post # 5
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    4035 posts
    Honey bee

    @Mulan05:  We too are having a 5:30pm ceremony and late reception. I am leaving my wedding dress. If I am going to spend a lot of money on my dress, I am wearing it the entire time. I personally do not see the point in changing into something else at any point (unless your dress is too big to get into the car or something).

    Post # 6
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    7680 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I changed into a going away dress for practical reasons: the next day we were leaving on our honeymoon, and there is no way I wanted my mother (or anyone else) showing up at the honeymoon suite the next morning to collect my dress (and DH’s tux)!

    Post # 7
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    12247 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2013

    That was tradition when people used to leave for their honeymoons that night! It’s just a little outdated now, unless you’re having a reception that ends very early (like a luncheon)!

    Post # 8
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    701 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2013

    I left in my wedding dress. I wanted to wear it for every second that I could!

    Post # 9
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    11419 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2009

    It is quite traditional for brides to change into a going-away outfit before they leave the reception. That said, however, I had zero interest in doing so, for many reasons.

    First, just as @JaneyDcat: said, I was going to wear my wedding gown for one day, and I wanted it to be for as long as possible.  Second, because our ceremony and reception were at the same venue, the only time I would have an opportunity for pictures of Darling Husband and me in a limo was when our limo arrived after our reception was over to transport us an hour away to our hotel in our departure city, and I wanted to be in my dress for this. Finally, the beautiful hotel where we were spending our first two nights (before flying to the Caribbean) has a gorgeous staircase where many brides have had their photos taken, and I wanted to do that — even though they would only be poor-quality pics we took ourselves and at 1 a.m. when we were both exhausted and looking a bit wilted from our long day.

    Post # 10
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I just left in my dress.  We were only going to a hotel about 15 minutes away, and I didn’t see any point in changing.  Plus, Darling Husband had a “thing” about wanting to remove said dress, he though it would be romantic. 

    Make sure he’ll be able to get you out of it though.  At my best friend’s wedding she had to call me when they got back to their hotel to bring her the crochet hook we used to do up her buttons, because they couldn’t be UNDONE with just fingers either.  Haha… Maid/Matron of Honor call of duty!

    Post # 11
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    4047 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2014

    If I was having an early wedding ceremony and reception I might weat a “going away” dress. Otherwise – no!

    We’re staying the night at the venue itself, so I’ll just walk on down the sidewalk and into our room in my dress.

    Post # 12
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    379 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 1969

    I think I’ll keep my dress on!

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